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Methodist Cemetery Memorial Stones

The Trustees have accepted, upon a request from the Clifton Park Historic Preservation Commission, seven memorial stones formerly in a local cemetery which has closed.

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The Memorial Stones were placed in a storage area for over 10 years.

The Memorial Stones were placed in a storage area for over 10 years.

 

One of the easiest to read stones in near perfect shape.

One of the easiest to read stones in near perfect shape.

Walk in the light and open the tomb For tearful shade shall wear; Glory shall chase away its gloom For Christ hall conquered there.

Walk in the light and e’en the tomb, No tearful shade shall wear; Glory shall chase away its gloom For Christ hath conquered there.

Methodist Memorial Stones are in their new location.

Methodist Memorial Stones are in their new location.

Sarah DeGroff stone

Sarah DeGroff stone

Robert Usher

Robert Usher

 

The following is a list of the headstones from the Methodist Cemetery above:

John L. Clapper d. April 13, 1865
Catherine Clapper  d. January 13, 1900
Sarah, daughter of David Carpenter  d. April 20, 1842
Robert Usher d. October 1, 1848
Sarah E. daughter of ? and Henrietta DeGroff
James Berry d. August 2, 1870
No name on broken stone D. December 31, 1856, Aged 22

 The Jonesville Cemetery is also the resting place of eleven Methodist Ministers, many of whom served as Circuit Riders in the early days. They are listed below, along with a map of their location in the cemetery.

Circuit Rider symbol is added by Ed Bennett with Pastor Lockwood

Circuit Rider symbol is added by Ed Bennett with Pastor Lockwood in Noveber, 2014 on Rev. James Beskin’s lot.


Jacob M Appleman : 1846 – 1930

James Beskin*: 1924 – 2005

Cabot Clark: 1820 – 1892

Roland Conklin*: died 2011

David T. Elliott*: died 1891, 72 years old

A. H. Honsinger: 1821-1849

David McKenzie: died 1910, 86 years old

John B. Stratton*: died 1863

Lewis Sutherland*: died 1846

Gideon Townsend: 1816-1885

Donald Brandt: 1927 – 1981

Thomas Hopkins MacClenthen: 1826 – 1912

*pastor at Jonesville United Methodist

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